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US Election Special: How the result might influence Russian Foreign Policy


With Foreign Policy experts Prof Anatol Leiven, Dr Ruth Deyermond and Dr Peter Duncan

Language: In English

Location: Swedenborg House , 21 Bloomsbury Way , Camden Town,London,Greater London WC1A 2TH

Russian-US relations have remained icy despite the end of the Cold War, and things look to be heating up again as we approach the US Presidential Election. The Romney campaign has been critical of Obama’s apparently weak stance towards Moscow and has described Russia as the “number one geopolitical foe”. In response, President Putin has claimed this is evidence of the aggressive nature of the proposed US missile defence in Europe, whilst a Russian Defence Minister suggested the need to increase military spending in the event of a Romney victory.

In this CFoR special event, you can listen to major academics in this field discuss how the result of the American Election will affect relations with Russia and the international political scene.

Dr Peter Duncan is an expert on Russian Foreign Policy, having sat on the Soviet Foreign Policy Programme at Chatham House during the 1980s and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is the author of several books inlcuding ‘Russian Messianism’ and ‘Russia and India’.

Professor Anatol Leiven is Chair of International Relations in the War Studies Department at Kings College London and is a convenor of the Russia [&] Eurasian Security Research Group. He has previously worked as a journalist covering Russia [&] USSR for The Times and the FT and is the author of several books including ‘America, Right or Wrong: an analysis of American Nationalism’ and ‘Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World’.

This event is free to members of CFoR or Friends of Pushkin House, and £5 to non-members.

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